Help: Sporadic Gauges
I just picked my bike up from the local dealership. They replaced the clutch discs and springs. All is well there now. However, I picked it up with a new problem. The full gauge cluster is acting wacky. All of the gauges (clock, fuel, temp, speedo, rpm and odometer) work intermittently. I immediately pointed it out to the mechanics upon pick up. We fussed with it and it seems that the ECU or a wire at the ECU is the culprit.
Here is my question: what could have caused this and is it a coincidence in timing or was it something that the shop did?
Here’s what I gathered. The mechanic took it out for a test ride after working on the clutch and says that the gauges worked at the time. They then washed the bike with a pressure washer and it had the issue when I picked it up shortly thereafter. The bottom of the ECU was wet upon my inspection. It looks like he sprayed up under the seat from the engine area. We used the compressor to blow air in the connectors. I have the bike at home now and hope that time will dry out the issue. When I get home tonight I’ll see if that does the trick. Any other suggestions as to what I should do? If they got water in the connections, could that cause the ECU to fail?
I’ll keep you informed on how this turns out. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Edit: It appears that the harness has a few wires that rubbed through. The dealership has been very helpful in finding the issue... of course I wish that this was free, but the nature of business is to make money. In hind sight I should not have mentioned anything about blame before knowing the actual problem.
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Last edited by WeeMcD; 02-01-2011 at 03:25 PM.
Reason: Updated information